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March 28, 2013

La Salle And The Legend Of The Southwest Philly Floater: Top Five Reasons You Should Be Tuning In And Rooting For La Salle Tonight In The Sweet 16

La Salle And The Legend Of The Southwest Philly Floater: Top Five Reasons You Should Be Tuning In And Rooting For La Salle Tonight In The Sweet 16

La Salle takes on Wichita State tonight in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The game, which takes place in at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, starts at 10:17 p.m. and airs nationally on TBS. Here are five quick reasons you will want to tune in and cheer on the Explorers. 1. […]

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March 25, 2013

Photo Of The Day: La Salle Advances To The Sweet 16 On A Game-Winning Shot Famously Dubbed The “Southwest Philly Floater”

Photo Of The Day: La Salle Advances To The Sweet 16 On A Game-Winning Shot Famously Dubbed The "Southwest Philly Floater"

Last night, the 13-seed La Salle Explorers advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, by taking down 12-seed Ole Miss in a nail-biter 76-74. The game came down to the final seconds, with the score tied at 74 and La Salle had a chance to hit a game-winning shot. After running the clock […]

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March 18, 2013

Celebrate March Madness With National Bracket Day At The Shops At Liberty Place, Today, March 18 At Noon

Celebrate March Madness With National Bracket Day At The Shops At Liberty Place, Today, March 18 At Noon

The 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament field is set and the Shops at Liberty Place is celebrating with National Bracket Day. A massive bracket standing at 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide and 20 feet long currently stands in the Liberty Place rotunda, and starting today, the huge board will be populated with all […]

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November 19, 2012

College Basketball Fever Returns To Philadelphia With Big Five Rivalry Games And Other Big-Time National Matchups During The 2012-13 Season

College Basketball Fever Returns To Philadelphia With Big Five Rivalry Games And Other Big-Time National Matchups During The 2012-13 Season

Philadelphia has long been known as a hoops haven, so it’s fitting that several of the country’s best college basketball teams call the area home. With so much talent in one place, rivalry naturally ensues, making the city’s historic Big Five match-ups some of the most exciting basketball played anywhere. This month, Temple, Penn, LaSalle, […]

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June 11, 2012

Good News: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Is Headed Back To Philly In 2013; Wells Fargo Center To Host Second And Third Round Tourney Action

Good News: The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Is Headed Back To Philly In 2013; Wells Fargo Center To Host Second And Third Round Tourney Action

So this is still almost a year down the road, but we’re still pretty excited about it: Philadelphia will host games in next year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Philadelphia will host games during the tournament’s opening weekend, which used to be the first round, but is now called the tournament’s “second round.” The Wells Fargo […]

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March 16, 2012

Reminder: Temple Hopes To Kick Off A NCAA Tournament Run Tonight Against South Florida At 9:50 P.M. In The Round Of 64

Reminder: Temple Hopes To Kick Off A NCAA Tournament Run Tonight Against South Florida At 9:50 P.M. In The Round Of 64

March Madness is heating up in Philadelphia! Tonight, the Temple Owls will make their fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as they face South Florida in their “Round of 64″ match-up. Temple enters the game as a #5-seed and South Florida, who won their first-round game on Wednesday night, enters as a twelve-seed. The Owls will […]

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March 13, 2012

March Madness In Philly: Temple Makes The Big Dance; Drexel, Penn, La Salle And St. Joe’s All To Compete In Postseason Play This Week As Well

March Madness In Philly: Temple Makes The Big Dance; Drexel, Penn, La Salle And St. Joe's All To Compete In Postseason Play This Week As Well

Let’s try this again. After a few disappointing results in last week’s conference tournaments, only one Big 5 team is going to the big dance and that’s Temple. More on that below. However, the good news is four other local schools will be competing in post-season tournaments this week. While Temple is Philly’s lone representative in the […]

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March 9, 2012

Let’s Go Big 5: Temple, St. Joe’s and La Salle All Play Today In The Quarterfinals Of The Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

Let's Go Big 5: Temple, St. Joe's and La Salle All Play Today In The Quarterfinals Of The Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

After two disappointing loses by Penn and Drexel earlier in the week, we now shift focus to Philly’s Atlantic 10 teams. Today, three local teams — Temple, St. Joe’s and La Salle — will be competing in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament in Atlantic City with hopes of securing a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The action […]

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March 5, 2012

March Madness Teaser: Drexel Vs. VCU For An Automatic Bid Tonight; Penn Vs. Princeton For A Shared Ivy Title Tomorrow

Penn plays Princeton tomorrow night for a chance to share the Ivy League title and a shot at a NCAA tournament berth. (Photo courtesy Penn Athletics)

March Madness is starting a little early for Philadelphia college basketball fans.

Tonight, Drexel is playing to be one of the first teams to get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when they take on VCU in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game. The Dragons are riding a 19-game winning streak and a school-record tying 27 wins.

The Rams of VCU also have 27 wins and are coming off an amazing run in last year’s NCAA tournament, in which they made it all the way to the Final Four. The stakes are huge: the winner gets the Colonial Athletic Association’s automatic tournament berth and the loser may be left out. The game will be televised live on ESPN starting at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, Penn is another local team that is trying to secure an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Quakers play at Princeton tomorrow night (to be broadcast on ESPN3.com) and if they win, they will tie Harvard for the Ivy League title, forcing a one-game playoff later this week to determine the conference’s NCAA Tournament bid.

Go Penn! Go Drexel!

Drexel Vs. VCU – CAA Championship Game
When: Monday, March 5; 7 p.m. on ESPN
More info: www.drexel.edu

Penn Vs. Princeton
When: Tuesday, March 6; 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3.com
More info: www.pennathletics.com

February 22, 2012

Temple Rides 10-Game Winning Streak Into Top 25 Ranking; Two Huge Big 5 Showdowns Await Against La Salle And St. Joe’s

Temple Rides 10-Game Winning Streak Into Top 25 Ranking; Two Huge Big 5 Showdowns Await Against La Salle And St. Joe's

March Madness is right around the corner and the Temple men’s basketball team is coming in hot. Temple, in the midst of a 10-game winning streak and sitting alone in first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference, has cracked the country’s Top 25 for the first time this season. (It marks the third straight season […]

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